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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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5 stars I am convinced that the long career of Pink Floyd should be read as a process of experimentation and research. each disc is a fundamental element in the evolution of the band. I developed this idea because I came to the conclusion that "ATOM HEART MOTHER" represents the culmination of everything the band had done before, and the beginning of all that would come later.

We are in 1970 and the British psychedelic movement is in dissolution , as it is dissolving the old way of thinking about music : the long extemporaneous improvisations that characterized the '60s are giving way to a music planned, organized and composed in table. It ' the same music industry that is changing the face just to make a product more and more radio .

The Pink Floyd realize this metamorphosis and decide that the new album will be completely different from the previous ones and, above all convey the sense of rationalization. Ron Geesin wrote the scores for strings, woodwinds and vocals that will melt by the sound of the band and " give birth " so the long suite that gives the name to ' album, and which occupies the entire first side .

It is a song quite complex and in which nothing is left to chance and that every little sound (or noise, such as nitrites horses and rumble of the motor) and every little arrangement plays a fundamental role in the final product.

Rounding out the disc there is' the gentle acoustic ballad "IF" and three songs that hark back to the origins of psychedelic ( " ALAN 'S PSYCHEDELIC BREAKFAST" is a set of household noises recorded in the home of Mason) .

" Atom Heart Mother " is a excellent disc , in my opinion, one of the best of the band , which now runs fast towards the masterpieces of the following years , it is a hard " watershed " for the reason that I mentioned , and it is especially the first Floyd album of what can be called "progressive " in the full sense of the term.

agla | 5/5 |


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